Types
Normal Fire
Fighting Water
Flying Grass
Poison Electric
Ground Psychic
Rock Ice
Bug Dragon
Ghost Dark
Steel Fairy
Nuclear

The Nuclear Type is a new Pokémon type introduced in Pokémon Uranium, bringing the total number of types present in the game to 19.

Nuclear can be considered a type akin to the Shadow-type in Pokémon Colosseum and XD. Regular Pokémon that are exposed to an undue amount of radiation will become corrupted and feral, turning a different color. Unlike the Shadow-type, however, those who have become corrupted can evolve, even Pokemon which evolve through friendship.

Corrupted Nuclear Pokémon are much more aggressive than normal Pokémon and have been likened to mindless monsters that will attack anything in sight. The player can catch them, but they may disobey orders. During the course of the story, corrupted Nuclear Pokémon can be cured to act normally and obey orders. Their typing, appearance, and moveset will remain the same. Naturally occurring Nuclear-type Pokémon, such as Urayne, Nucleon, and Hazma, are stable and will behave normally without any special treatment.

In earlier versions, certain feral Nuclear Pokémon could breed (Nuclear forms would produce non-nuclear offspring). However, this was a glitch that has since been corrected. Pokémon that are naturally Nuclear type can breed (Nucleon, Hazma, Geigeroach, and the Xenomite line).

Battle properties

Offensive Nuclear Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
Normal
Fire
Fighting
Water
Flying
Grass
Poison
Electric
Ground
Psychic
Rock
Ice
Bug
Dragon
Ghost
Dark
Fairy
½× Nuclear
½× Steel
Nuclear
Normal
Fire
Fighting
Water
Flying
Grass
Electric
Ground
Psychic
Rock
Ice
Bug
Dragon
Ghost
Dark
Steel
Fairy
Poison
None None


Pokémon

There are currently 7 known natural Nuclear-type Pokémon, which is about 3% of all Pokémon.

There are also 36 Pokémon that can have an alternate form with the Nuclear subtype, if they were corrupted by radiation from nearby radiated sources. Pokémon that aren't naturally Nuclear-type are aggressive, and may disobey their trainers if caught.

Pure Nuclear-type Pokémon

Dex no. Pokémon Type
#138 Nucleon Nucleon
Nuclear Nuclear
#168 Xenomite Xenomite
Nuclear Nuclear
#169 Xenogen Xenogen
Nuclear Nuclear
#170 Xenoqueen Xenoqueen
Nuclear Nuclear
#171 Hazma Hazma
Nuclear Nuclear
#197 Urayne Urayne
Nuclear Nuclear

Secondary Nuclear-type Pokémon

Dex no. Pokémon Type
#172 Geigeroach Geigeroach
Bug Nuclear

Corrupted Nuclear-Type Pokémon

Dex no. Pokémon Type
#n007 Chyinmunk Chyinmunk
Nuclear Chyinmunk
Normal Nuclear
#n008 Kinetmunk Kinetmunk
Nuclear Kinetmunk
Normal Nuclear
#n021 Tofurang Tofurang
Nuclear Tofurang
Poison Nuclear
#n027 Magikarp Magikarp
Nuclear Magikarp
Water Nuclear
#n028 Gyarados Gyarados
Nuclear Gyarados
Water Nuclear
#n035 Owten Owten
Nuclear Owten
Normal Nuclear
#n036 Eshouten Eshouten
Nuclear Eshouten
Normal Nuclear
#n044 Ekans Ekans
Nuclear Ekans
Poison Nuclear
#n045 Arbok Arbok
Nuclear Arbok
Poison Nuclear
#n046 Tancoon Tancoon
Nuclear Tancoon
Dark Nuclear
#n047 Tanscure Tanscure
Nuclear Tanscure
Dark Nuclear
#n050 Pahar Pahar
Nuclear Pahar
Fire Nuclear
#n051 Palij Palij
Nuclear Palij
Fire Nuclear
#n052 Pajay Pajay
Nuclear Pajay
Fire Nuclear
#n053 Jerbolta Jerbolta
Nuclear Jerbolta
Electric Nuclear
#n060 Baashaun Baashaun
Nuclear Baashaun
Dark Nuclear
#n061 Baaschaf Baaschaf
Nuclear Baaschaf
Dark Nuclear
#n062 Baariette Baariette
Nuclear Baariette
Dark Nuclear
#n065 Costraw Costraw
Nuclear Costraw
Poison Nuclear
#n066 Trawpint Trawpint
Nuclear Trawpint
Poison Nuclear
#n075 Gligar Gligar
Nuclear Gligar
Ground Nuclear
#n076 Gliscor Gliscor
Nuclear Gliscor
Ground Nuclear
#n081 Corsola Corsola
Nuclear Corsola
Water Nuclear
#n082 Corsoreef Corsoreef
Nuclear Corsoreef
Water Nuclear
#n083 Tubjaw Tubjaw
Nuclear Tubjaw
Water Nuclear
#n084 Tubareel Tubareel
Nuclear Tubareel
Water Nuclear
#n088 Nupin Nupin
Nuclear Nupin
Grass Nuclear
#n089 Gellin Gellin
Nuclear Gellin
Grass Nuclear
#n094 Barand Barand
Nuclear Barand
Dragon Nuclear
#n099 Paraudio Paraudio
Nuclear Paraudio
Normal Nuclear
#n100 Paraboom Paraboom
Nuclear Paraboom
Normal Nuclear
#n145 Chupacho Chupacho
Nuclear Chupacho
Poison Nuclear
#n146 Luchabra Luchabra
Nuclear Luchabra
Poison Nuclear
#n166 Hagoop Hagoop
Nuclear Hagoop
Poison Nuclear
#n167 Haagross Haagross
Nuclear Haagross
Poison Nuclear
#n196 Actan Actan
Nuclear Actan
Nuclear Steel

Moves

Move Category Power Accuracy PP Target Description
Gamma Ray Special 40 100% 30 (max 48)
   
   
Anyone
The user fires a blast of nuclear radiation at the enemy.
Half-life Special 90% 10 (max 16)
   
   
Anyone
The user cuts the target´s HP in half.
Nuclear Slash Physical 55 90% 20 (max 32)
   
   
Anyone
The target is attacked with a slash of claws or blades. Critical hits land more easily.
Nuclear Wind Special 65 95% 10 (max 16)
   
   
Anyone
The user emits radiation from its body and uses its powerful wings to launch fallout at its foes.
Radioacid Special 60 100% 15 (max 24)
   
   
Anyone
The user shoots a powerful blast made of radioactive waste. It may cause a burn.
Nuclear Waste Status 85% 10 (max 16)
   
   
Anyone
Spits toxic, radioactive sludge that badly poisons the foe.
Fallout Status % 10 (max 16)
   
   
All Pokémon
Summons a five-turn nuclear fallout to hurt all combatants except the Nuclear and Steel types every turn.
Proton Beam Special 100 90% 5 (max 8)
   
   
Anyone
The user unleashes a powerful, radioactive blast on the enemy. However, it lowers the user's Special Attack by two stages.
Quantum Leap Physical 100 100% 5 (max 8)
   
   
Anyone
The user vanishes in the first turn and attacks the foe with full power in the next turn.
Fission Burst Physical 150 100% 5 (max 8)
   
   
All but user
The user explodes to inflict damage on those around it. The user faints upon using this move.
Expunge Special 110 70% 5 (max 8)
   
   
Anyone
Purges the foe of impurities, dealing extra damage to Nuclear types.
Atomic Punch Physical 80 95% 15 (max 24)
   
   
Anyone
A punch inbued with radiation, capable of infecting the enemy.

Exclusive Abilities

Note: This list does not include Signature Abilities

Ability Description Bearers
Lead Skin Gives full immunity to all Nuclear type moves. HazmaGeigeroach
Geiger Sense Raises Sp. Attack and Attack when a Nuclear-type is in the field. UrayneNucleon

Trivia

  • All Nuclear-type Pokémon that can Mega Evolve would be part Dark-type in their usual Mega Evolution. However, only Baariette will be Dark-type in its Nuclear form, as Nuclear takes the place of Dark on Gyarados and Arbok.
  • On dual-type Pokémon (with the exception of Nuclear Actan) the Nuclear-type is exclusively a secondary type.
  • In a Custom Game with the randomiser mode active, there is a chance the player can encounter a Nuclear Masking and Dramsama, despite the two Pokémon lacking nuclear form sprites
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